Whether the kids are keeping you busy, the twinge in your shoulder won’t go away, or you’re spending too much time at the office, something always seems to get in the way of committing to an exercise routine. Taking the first step towards starting a consistent exercise routine can be intimidating, especially if that first step is into a gym. Thankfully, there are comprehensive workouts that can tone and exercise your whole body and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
The type of exercise that best suits you largely depends on your individual fitness goals. Your exercise routine will look different depending on if you are training for a 5K, trying to get toned, or hoping to lose weight. But for most beginners, a workout routine that balances cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility training should do the trick.
Whether you go solo or break it down with your kids or partner in your living room, dancing can get your heart rate up and help you develop long, lean muscles in your arms, legs, and core. If you’d rather follow along than make up your own moves, there are tons of choreographed videos online that can guide you through your workout.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
This on-trend workout may seem intimidating at first but is actually one of the most adaptable workout routines out there. HIIT workouts include a series of high-intensity exercises (jumping jacks, squats, or lunges) for short periods of time, separated by short rest periods. These intervals of exercise and rest keep your heart rate up throughout the workout, and each exercise can be adapted based on your level of comfort and strength.
Yoga or Pilates
If you’re avoiding consistent exercise because of your long work hours or high stress levels, yoga or pilates may be for you. With a focus on breathing and meditation, these peaceful exercises can help you develop strength, flexibility, and mindfulness at your own speed. If flexibility is your primary fitness goal, focus on yoga poses. If toning your muscles is the main concern, try out some pilates. Your only investments will be some time and a yoga mat.
Taking the first step towards starting an exercise routine is always hard, especially if you are new to working out, but these at-home exercises can all be modified to match your progress as you go. If you’re in need of some recovery after your workouts, All American Healthcare offers the best in chiropractic pain relief, holistic medical pain management, physical medicine, and physical rehabilitation. Come visit us!